After claiming that she managed her email account from a personal. private server for the “convenience” of being able to use a single device for all her digital communications, Hillary Clinton’s excuse for her highly unusual practice has fallen apart.
“Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.”
The AP also reports that, contrary to what the likely presidential contender has maintained, Mrs. Clinton mingled personal and professional communications in her emails with top aide Huma Abedin, whose own email practices while at the State Department are under scrutiny.
“In reply to a message sent in September 2011 by adviser Huma Abedin to Clinton’s personal email account, which contained an AP story about a drone strike in Pakistan, Clinton mistakenly replied with questions that appear to be about decorations.”
Rep. Trey Gowdy, the GOP chairman of the House select committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks that left four Americans dead, said he was told that Clinton had wiped her email server “clean,” possibly some months ago.
As Western Journalism reported yesterday, the deletion of all emails from her personal server — a mass destruction apparently carried out at Ms. Clinton’s direction and in possible defiance of congressional subpoenas — could mean that Hillary has opened herself to obstruction of justice charges.
Fox News’ Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano Napolitano said that Mrs. Clinton has now admitted to a number of acts which might be considered crimes, but that the former Obama administration official could get away with what she’s done if no one in authority has the “courage” to pursue her.
The bombshell AP report notes that “Mrs. Clinton’s attorney said she had turned over to the State Department all work-related emails sent or received during her tenure and it would make no sense to turn over her server, since ‘no emails … reside on the server or on any backup systems associated with the server.’”
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